September 30, 2014

USC's Beth Garrett to be next President of Cornell

Story here.  Her husband, the legal philosopher Andrei Marmor, who is a professor of law and philosophy at the University of Southern California, will take up a similar position at Cornell.

(Thanks to Rick Hasen for the pointer.)

Posted by Brian Leiter on September 30, 2014 in Faculty News | Permalink

September 26, 2014

Troubles at Buffalo: Dean resigns amidst a lawsuit and other allegations

News story here.

Posted by Brian Leiter on September 26, 2014 in Faculty News | Permalink

September 17, 2014

One lawyer, one law professor receive MacCarthur Fellowships (CORRECTION: TWO lawyers)

They are:  William Mitchell law professor and Native American advocate Sarah Deer, civil rights lawyer Mary Bonauto, and criminal defense lawyer Jonathan Rapping. 

(These used to be called "genius" awards until it became clear they weren't really being awarded for "genius." Now they recognize people doing innovative [often political or social] work in a wide variety of fields.)

(Thanks to Orin Kerr for the pointer.)

ANOTHER CORRECTION:  Rapping is also a law professor, at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School.

Posted by Brian Leiter on September 17, 2014 in Faculty News, Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

September 16, 2014

Entertaining profile of Hastings Dean Frank Wu

Here.

Posted by Brian Leiter on September 16, 2014 in Faculty News, Legal Profession, Rankings | Permalink

September 15, 2014

Chicago Alumni, Bigelows, and Public Law Fellows on the Teaching Market, 2014-15

MOVING TO THE FRONT FOR LAST TIME THIS HIRING SEASON (ORIGINALLY POSTED AUGUST 20)--THANKS TO ALL THE DEANS, HIRING CHAIRS, AND APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE MEMBERS WHO HAVE CONTACTED ME ALREADY!

In order to protect the privacy of our candidates, please e-mail me at bleiter@uchicago.edu to get a copy of the detailed profiles of our candidates, including hyperlinks to their homepages.  All these candidates (but one) will be in the first FAR distribution.

We have candidates this year in a multitude of areas:  tax, estates and trusts, corporations, banking law, criminal law and procedure, civil procedure, arbitration, international business transactions, legislation, administrative law, constitutional law, civil rights, energy law, antidiscrimination law, jurisprudence, insurance law, election law, torts, bankruptcy, commercial law, contracts, securities regulation, financial regulation, federal courts, national security law, corporate finance, privacy law, evidence, comparative law, law & society, conflicts, ADR, and intellectual property.

Our candidates include former Supreme Court clerks, numerous past editors of the Law Review, numerous former Circuit Court clerks, JD/PhDs in Political Science, Linguistics, Anthropology, Business, and History, VAPs and Fellows at other leading law schools, and many experienced practitioners (some with more than six years of experience and scholarly publications).  Several will also help meet diversity objectives in hiring.  All have publications and writing samples.

If when you e-mail, you tell me a bit about your hiring needs, I can supply some more information about all these candidates. 

Posted by Brian Leiter on September 15, 2014 in Faculty News | Permalink

September 11, 2014

Northwestern's Ronald Allen first law professor to receive China's highest award for non-nationals: the China Friendship Award

Dean Rodriguez has the details.

ADDENDUM:  Colin Picker (New South Wales) points out that one other U.S. law professor appears to have been so recognized.

Posted by Brian Leiter on September 11, 2014 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

September 07, 2014

What's actually going on at Suffolk Law?

Various blogs picked up on a brief, and unsourced, line in a longer story about Suffolk University to the effect that all tenured faculty were being offered buy-outs.  All the tenured faculty?  Really?  I can imagine that like a number of schools seriously affected by declines in enrollments, retirement incentives and/or buy-outs are being made available, but it's hard to see the sense in buying out all your tenured faculty.  If someone from Suffolk would like to confirm or clarify, I'm opening comments for that purpose.  Please include a valid e-mail address (which will not appear).

Posted by Brian Leiter on September 7, 2014 in Faculty News, Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink | Comments (2)

September 02, 2014

Columbia law professor Katherine Franke joins boycott against University of Illinois...

...and cancels scheduled talk, though she will travel to Urbana-Champaign at her own expense to participate in a symposium about the Salaita case.

Posted by Brian Leiter on September 2, 2014 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

August 22, 2014

Lateral hires with tenure, 2014-15

These are appointments with tenure that will begin in 2015; I will move this to the front at various intervals during the year:

*Elizabeth Garrett (legislation, administrative law) from the University of Southern California to Cornell University (to become President).

*Gillian Lester (employment law) from the University of California, Berkeley to Columbia University (as Dean in January 2015).

*Dylan Penningroth (legal history) from Northwestern University (History Dept.) and American Bar Foundation to the University of California, Berkeley.

*Eric Talley (corporate law, law & economics) from the University of California, Berkeley to Columbia University (in January 2015).

Posted by Brian Leiter on August 22, 2014 in Faculty News | Permalink

August 10, 2014

Lateral hires with tenure 2013-14

MOVING TO FRONT FOR THE LAST TIME (originally posted Oct. 16, 2013)--far more lateral hires than one would have expected given the economic climate.  Late additions bolded.

These faculty haved accepted appointments with tenure that will begin in 2014-15:

*Howard Abrams (tax) from Emory University to the University of San Diego.

 

*Mark L. Adams (labor & employment law) from Valparaiso University to the University of Idaho (as Dean).

 

*Michelle Wilde Anderson (local government, land use) from the University of California, Berkeley to Stanford University.

 

*Anthony Appiah (moral & political philosophy) from Princeton University (Philosophy) to New York University (joint with the Philosophy Department, Law School, and NYU-Abu Dhabi).

 

*Kenneth Ayotte (bankruptcy, law & economics) from Northwestern University to the University of California, Berkeley. [Listed last year, but move is effective in 2014]

 

*Oren Bar-Gill (contracts, law & economics) from New York University to Harvard University.

 

*Mitchell N. Berman (criminal law, constitutional law, jurisprudence) from the University of Texas, Austin to the University of Pennsylvania.

 

*John Borrows (indigenous law, comparative law, human rights) from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities back to the University of Victoria.

 

*Mark Brandon (constitutional law) from Vanderbilt University to the University of Alabama (to become Dean).

 

*William Buzbee (environmental law, administrative law) from Emory University to Georgetown University.

 

*Jenny Carroll (criminal procedure) from Seton Hall University to the University of Alabama.

 

*Sujit Choudhry (comparative constitutional law) from New York University to the University of California, Berkeley (to become Dean).

 

*Steve Clowney (property, land use) from the University of Kentucky to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

 

*Andrew Coan (constitutional law, civil procedure) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison to the University of Arizona.

 

*Jennifer Collins (criminal law, family law) from Wake Forest University to Southern Methodist University (to become Dean).


*Jorge Contreras (intellectual property, patents) from American University to the University of Utah.  

 

*Steven Davidoff (corporate law) from Ohio State University to University of California, Berkeley. [move listed last year, but is actually effective in 2014]

 

*Dhammika Dharmapala (tax, corporate law & finance, law & economics) from the University of Illinois to the University of Chicago.

 

*Michael Doran (tax) from Georgetown University back to the University of Virginia.

 

*Justin Driver (constitutional law) from the University of Texas, Austin to the University of Chicago.

 

*Lee Epstein (empirical legal studies, judicial behavior, law & politics) from the University of Southern California to Washington University, St. Louis.

 

*Kimberly Ferzan (criminal law, jurisprudence) from Rutgers University, Camden to the University of Virginia.

 

*Kaaryn Gustafson (law & inequality, poverty law, criminal procedure) from the University of Connecticut to the University of California, Irvine.

 

*Michele B. Goodwin (law & technology, bioethics, constitutional law) from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities to the University of California, Irvine.

 

*G. Mitu Gulati (contracts, corporate, law & economics, empirial legal studies) from Duke University to the University of Southern California. (Gulati will stay at Duke)

 

*Emily Hammond (energy law, environmental law, administrative law) from Wake Forest University to George Washington University.

 

*Bernard Harcourt (criminal law, critical theory) from the University of Chicago to Columbia University.

 

*David Hasen (tax) from Santa Clara University to the University of Colorado, Boulder.

 

*Michael Hatfield (tax, legal ethics, wills & estates) from Texas Tech University to the University of Washington, Seattle.

 

*Christine Hurt (corporate law, tax) from the University of Illinois to Brigham Young University.

 

*Darian Ibrahim (corporate) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison to the College of William & Mary.

  

*Charles Jalloh (international human rights, international criminal law) from the University of Pittsburgh to Florida International University.

 

*Cathleen Kaveny (law & religion, ethics) from the University of Notre Dame to Boston College.

 

*Kimberly Krawiec (corporate) from Duke University to the University of Southern California. (Krawiece will stay at Duke)

 

*Andrew Kull (restitution, contracts, constitutional law) from Boston University to the University of Texas, Austin.

 

*Amy Landers (intellectual property) from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law to Drexel University.

 

*Gillian Lester (employment law) from the University of California, Berkeley to Columbia University (as Dean in January 2015).

 

*Jacqueline Lipton (intellectual property, Cyberlaw) from the University of Houston to the University of Akron.

 

*Robert MacCoun (law & psychology) from the University of California, Berkeley to Stanford University.

 

*Patricia McCoy (insurance law, consumer law, regulation of financial services) from the University of Connecticut to Boston College.

 

*Edward R. Morrison (bankruptcy, law & economics, empirical legal studies) from the University of Chicago back to Columbia University.

 

*Andrew Morriss (law & economics, labor & employment law, energy law, environmental law, business regulation) from the University of Alabama to Texas A&M University [formerly Texas Wesleyan Law] (to become Dean)

 

*Samuel Moyn (legal history) from Columbia University (History Dept) to Harvard University (Law School).

 

*Xuan-Thao Nguyen (intellectual property, tax) from Southern Methodist University to Indiana University, Indianapolis.

 

*Saule Omarove (banking law, financial regulation, corporate finance) from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill to Cornell University.

 

*Eduardo Penalver (property, law & religion) from University of Chicago back to Cornell University (to become Dean).

 

*Wendell Pritchett (land use, legal history, urban policy) from Rutgers University, Camden (where he was Chancellor) back to the University of Pennsylvania.

 

*Intisar A. Rabb (Islamic law) from New York University to Harvard University.

 

*Robert Rhee (corporate law & finance) from the University of Maryland to the University of Florida, Gainesville.

 

*L. Song Richardson (criminal law & procedure) from the University of Iowa to the University of California, Irvine.


*Kalyani Robbins (environmental law) from the University of Akron to Florida International University.

 

*Troy Rule (property, natural resources & energy law, land use, real estate) from the University of Missouri to Arizona State University. 

 

*Gregory Shaffer (international law, international trade) from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities to the University of California, Irvine.

 

*Stephen Sheppard (international, environmental, and constitutional law; legal history) from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville to St. Mary's University (to become Dean).

 

*David Sklansky (criminal law & procedure) from the University of California, Berkeley to Stanford University.

 

*A. Benjamin Spencer (civil procedure) from Washington & Lee University to the University of Virginia.

 

*Paul Stancil (civil procedure, antitrust) from the University of Illinois to Brigham Young University.

 

*Nancy Staudt (tax) from the University of Southern California to Washington University, St. Louis (to become Dean).

 

*Adam Steinman (civil procedure, federal courts) from Seton Hall University to the University of Alabama.

 

*Kristen Stilt (Islamic law and society, legal history) from Northwestern University to Harvard University.

 

*David Studdert (health law, empirical legal studies) from the University of Melbourne to Stanford University (joint with the Law School and the Medical School). 

 

*Eric Talley (corporate law, law & economics) from the University of California, Berkeley to Columbia University (in 2015).

 

*Donald Tobin (tax, election law) from Ohio State University to the University of Maryland (to become Dean).

 

*Christopher Tomlins (legal history) from University of California, Irvine to the University of California, Berkeley.

 

*Gerald Torres (environmental law, Federal Indian law, critical race theory) from the University of Texas, Austin to Cornell University.

 

*Deborah Tuerkheimer (criminal law, domestic violence, feminist legal theory) from DePaul University to Northwestern University.

 

*Jeremy Waldron (political & legal philosophy), who had been part-time at Oxford University and part-time at New York University the past two years, will return full-time to NYU.

 

*Robert Weber (corporate law & finance, banking law) from the University of Tulsa to Georgia State University (he is moving to GSU, but it is a lateral tenure-track move, not tenured)

 

I will move this to the front of the blog at various intervals during the year.

Posted by Brian Leiter on August 10, 2014 in Faculty News | Permalink